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Old 06-27-2013, 03:19 AM   #1
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It has been a few weeks since I ordered my Advanced RV and it seems as though the semi-custom building process is going smoothly. These RVs are ordered directly from the factory -- there are no dealers. Unless you are buying a spec built unit from their inventory you can have semi-custom changes and features done so the end product is as you desire. I made an initial factory visit to see their workmanship and discuss requirements, then received pricing by email, then placed the order by mailing a deposit check. After that I made another visit to go over many details. Since then there have been 2 or 3 emails from them with questions that were left unresolved, and I was able to quickly answer with my choices as their emails included pictures of possible choices. They also sent some progress photos.

I have recently been informed that my van has been moved to their "cabinet shop" which is located separately from their main building. Initial work is done at the main location, then woodwork is done at the "cabinet shop", then the van returns to the principal location to be finished.

I have not pressed for a delivery date as I am unable to use it until the end of the summer anyway. Based on our initial discussions that is about when it will be finished. My thinking is that I may make another trip to check things a very few weeks before it is finished.

I am getting excited!
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Thanks for the update. Waiting for pictures.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:08 AM   #3
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I have just received some photos from Advanced RV. Here are a couple -- the galley module and some upper interior cabinets. Progress!
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I have just received some photos from Advanced RV. Here are a couple -- the galley module and some upper interior cabinets. Progress!
Cool! Keep the pics coming.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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I am hoping to take delivery of "Peanut" in about a month. Here is a recent photo received from Advanced RV:
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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Is there insulation in your build?
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:07 PM   #7
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While I'm excited for you and your new Advanced RV, I'm a little depressed. I am in the middle of my own conversion and have gotten loads of inspiration from your Cheap Conversion. Your use of steel shelving and the 10 Gal. Brute toilet are ingenious and I plan to copy them.
Is this where I'm headed? Am I going to complete my own cheap conversion, with little expense but loads of time and energy, just to use it for a few years and then toss it aside to buy some fancy-pants, deluxe, not cheap, 3rd party, store-bought RV? Diamondsea, I wish you many miles of happy travels in your new rig, but you have let me down.
I'd ask if you'd sell me your Cheap Conversion (which doesn't even have the dignity of a name, as far as I know), but I am in too serious of a relationship with Gladys and I don't think she would ever forgive me. Then again, when she gets older and uglier, I will probably ditch her for a newer, prettier model, as I, too, have done before. No wonder some say, "Men are pigs."
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:03 AM   #8
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tooldye --
I sold my Cheap Conversion to an out-of-state MB Sprinter dealer who offered me more money than I had in the rig! I was not looking to sell, they made the offer and I accepted. I have owned boats since 1960 and I went back that way by designing and having built a 24-foot mini cruiser. In that boat I have and use a bucket toilet based on the Brute bucket. I am heavy and have reinforced it to carry weight by screwing lathe strips of wood on the inside. I have experimented with different brands of bag systems and continue to believe the best for me are the bags from Cleanwaste. They are less bulky than some and because they are shorter I put and leave two circles of 2-inch foam in the bottom of the bucket. I you want more info send me a private message on this forum to set up contact information.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:23 AM   #9
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Having had them do some custom work on ours, I have no doubt you will be happy. Congratulations!
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #10
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Diamondsea,

Do you know what refrigerator/freezer you are getting? The web site says 6.8 cu ft 12v with a 3 way propane as an option. The 12v tells me the standard fridge is probably a danfoss compressor fridge. The 6.8 cubic feet is the size of a Nova Kool RFU6800. But I am just guessing.

Also are you getting a underneath Onan generator or possibly a second engine alternator/generator in place of the Onan generator?

Advanced RV has been very quiet the last several months. I haven't seen Mike posting online or updating the Advanced RV web site.
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